On the ball with Mitch

Creek and the 36ers Uniting Communities and Lifeline Adelaide were excited to form new partnerships with the Adelaide 36ers in late 2016. Captain of the team, Mitch Creek, joined the Lifeline Adelaide team late last year as the newest Ambassador for the service.

Mitch started with the Adelaide 36ers ahead of the 2010/11 season, after holding a scholarship at the Australian Institute Sport, and is passionate about supporting mental health.

‘I recently visited Lifeline Adelaide and learned a lot about what goes on and the conversations the volunteers are having,’ he says. ‘Saving someone’s life on the spot - as they often do - is just something else.’

Mitch and fellow Ambassador, Port Adelaide Football Club’s Matt Lobbe, attended our Lifeline Adelaide volunteers’ Christmas party in December to celebrate with the team and gain insight into the work they do.

Additionally, Unit- ing Communities has sponsored the 36ers for the 2016/17 season. The team has a strong commitment to promoting mental health awareness and shares Uniting Com- munities’ commitment to working within and strengthening

Matthew Lobbe (left) and Mitch at the volunteers’ Christmas party

communities across the state.

Annual Report out now

Uniting Communities’ 2015/16 Annual Report is available now, outlining our achievements and outcomes for the last financial year.

If you would like to request a copy, please contact us via marketingandcomms@


Services taking it to the streets

Uniting Communities is proud to be part of an alliance of organisations providing the ‘Street Crew’ service to people sleeping rough in Adelaide’s CBD.

Street Crew will be a truly collaborative service, also including Hutt St Centre, Baptist Care and HYPA. The partnership brings together unique skills in supporting youth and Aboriginal homelessness to ensure the required support and services are provided.

Uniting Communities’ ‘Streetlink Plus’ service will be offering medical support to those requiring a GP, nurse or allied health services.

‘We’re excited to be part of this fantastic initiative,’ says Chief Executive, Simon Schrapel. ‘Uniting Communities has been providing a range of services to people in the inner city for more than 115 years, and we’re pleased that we can offer this kind of medical support to those experiencing homelessness.’

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